Because it’s easier to compose a series of incredibly provocative and ignorant posts bashing the world’s largest religion than it is to simply crack open the pages of its sacred scripture, a liberal college professor from Minnesota State University has suggested that Mary didn’t consent when the Holy Spirit impregnated her with the Savior of all mankind.
And now I hate everything.
“The virgin birth story is about an all-knowing, all-powerful deity impregnating a human teen. There is no definition of consent that would include that scenario. Happy Holidays” tweeted Mankato psychology professor and sex therapist Dr. Eric Sprankle.
If it weren’t so incredibly offensive to the mother of the Messiah and the omnipotent Creator God who sent His own Son to die on the Cross for the sins of mankind to imply this was just a supernatural #MeToo moment, it would still be absolutely asinine and indicative of extreme biblical illiteracy.
Not to mention an inability to use Google.
A 5-second search into the topic would have produced a very inconvenient aspect of the Nativity story in the Book of Luke for Dr. Sprankle:
After the angel that appears to Mary in Luke 1 tells her she’s about to conceive the Son of God, Mary says…wait for it…
“‘Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.'” And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:38 ESV)
Yeah, that’s consent. Also, while it’s generally always been agreed upon that Mary was a young woman, Luke, nor any other Bible author, explicitly mentions her age when this happens, nor are we aware of what the age of consent in the Roman state of Judea was in the year 0, so this seems like a really moot point.
Sprankle, who may be just acting out on the Creator of the Universe because he’s upset about having such a mockable last name, is apparently quite the Grinch, according to Campus Reform:
Sprankle is public with his anti-religious views and endorses “secularism” in his Twitter biography. Earlier in December, he tweeted a photo of a toy Christmas elf with his arm around a statue of what appears to be Baphomet, an occult depiction of an entity regularly associated with Satanism, according to The Church of Satan’s website.
Sprankle also decorated his Christmas tree with Satanic decor, as shown in another tweet he sent this past weekend.
As Paul Joseph Watson astutely pointed out, however, what Sprankle is doing is applying the witch hunt of the modern era, #MeToo, to GOD.
Minnesota professor says the Virgin Mary didn't give consent to being impregnated.
They're trying to #MeToo God.
Let that sink in. 😄https://t.co/exgyhDHvFj
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) December 7, 2018
Gosh, 2018 has been absolutely insane.